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1930s Heraldic Phoenix Signet Ring

$2,000

A signet - from the Latin "signum" translating to "sign" - is a style of ring with a long history. Dating back as far as Ancient Egypt, signet rings of yore featured a family crest or distinctive emblem that was used as a seal on important documents and correspondence. The tradition of these rings continued into the more modern day in Great Britain and were used for their intended purpose (as an authoritative signature) well into the 19th century. Even as the days of sealing wax were left behind, the signet ring continued to be worn as signifier of identity, and later as a prestige piece and and a gentleman's ring. This 1930s signet ring is modeled in 18k yellow gold and set with a bloodstone intaglio phoenix.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), 1.36cm x 1.1cm oval bloodstone

  • Age

    London hallmarks for 1937

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    7.5, can be resized; 1.54cm head, 3.2mm shank

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19351945

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.